Professor Suzanne Rab > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Suzanne Rab specialises in EU law and competition law matters combining cartel regulation, commercial practices, IP exploitation, merger control, public procurement and State aid. Suzanne’s practice has a particular focus on the interface between competition law and economic regulation. She advises governments, regulators and businesses across the regulated sectors including in the communications, energy, financial services, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, TMT and water sectors.

Suzanne has wide experience of advising on competition law and regulatory matters in the financial services sector, in particular in relation to regulation of the payments industry.  Her clients include the Financial Conduct Authority, Payment Systems Regulator and numerous private sector financial institutions.

In the energy and natural resources sector Suzanne advises on EU and UK sector regulation, competition law and dispute resolution (including in relation to inter-company and inter-state disputes).

In the healthcare sector she has represented the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations on its challenge to the Competition and Market Authority’s Private Healthcare Market Investigation.

Suzanne has advised on a considerable range of competition law and regulatory issues in the converging communications and media sector including in matters relating to telecoms, online distribution, pay TV, newspapers, sports rights and licensing of copyright. In the telecoms sector, she has advised a UK mobile operator on the licensing, competition and regulatory aspects of UK and EU regulation of termination charges. In the media sector, she has advised News Corporation on the UK and EU competition law and public interest aspects of its proposed acquisition of the shares in British Sky Broadcasting Group that it does not already own.

Suzanne has significant experience of advising on the development, implementation and application of new competition laws and regulatory regimes in line with international best practices, including in India, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and other emerging markets.

Suzanne Rab has wide experience of EU and UK information rights and data protection law, advising public and private organisations, including in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation.


England and Wales:  Called to the bar in 2013; admitted as a solicitor in 1999.

Ireland: Admitted 2018


French, Spanish.


Suzanne is Professor of Commercial Law and Practice Chair at Brunel University London and  a visiting professor of Imperial College, specialising in the interface between competition law and intellectual property matters. Suzanne is a Senior Research Associate of the Regulatory Policy Institute and an expert advisor to the Bar Standards Board (on competition law and data protection/information rights law).  Suzanne’s non-executive roles include here position as a non-executive board member of the Legal Aid Agency.  Suzanne is also accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.


Oriel College, Oxford University (MA Jurisprudence First; BCL); College of Law (LPC).



  • Author of Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; supplement on cartel regulation published in January 2013)
  • Co-author of Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context (2014, Hart Studies in Competition Law)
  • Co-author of Atkins Court Forms in Civil Proceedings, Competition Law (Volume 10), 2016 (new edition)
  • Co-author of Hong Kong Competition Law (2016, Hart/Bloomsbury)
  • Contributor to Cross-border Licensing of Copyright (2018, Edward Elgar Publishing)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Suzanne RabSerle Court ‘Technically excellent across a broad range of areas. Articulate and persuasive advocate. Always willing to go the extra mile to meet client needs.’

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Suzanne RabSerle Court ‘Suzanne is technically excellent across a broad range of areas. Articulate and persuasive in her advocacy, she is always willing to go the extra mile to meet her clients needs.